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British pedophile jailed for Malaysia abuse found dead in UK prison

LONDON, United Kingdom – A British pedophile convicted in 2016 of raping 22 children in Malaysia has died in a British prison, officials said on Monday, October 14, as media reports suggested he had been stabbed. Richard Huckle, who preyed on children in a poor part of the Malaysian capital Kuala ........»»

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Brexit on October 31 a priority for British government – Queen

LONDON, United Kingdom – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, October 14, set out his government's priorities at a parliamentary ceremony full of pomp and pageantry attended by the queen, with Brexit top of the agenda. But with time running out for an amicable divorce deal before EU leaders meet later this week ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2019Related News

Watson outduels Mahomes, leads Texans past Chiefs

By The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Deshaun Watson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for two more, outdueling Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes in a matchup of former first-round picks and leading the Houston Texans to a 31-24 victory over Kansas City on Sunday. Carlos Hyde added 116 yards rushing and a touchdown against the team that traded him to Houston (4-2) before the start of the season. DeAndre Hopkins hauled in nine passes for 55 yards. None was bigger than his last, when the Texans star made a sliding grab on fourth-and-3 from the Kansas City 27 with just under 2 minutes to go. That allowed Houston to run out the clock and deal the Chiefs (4-2) their second consecutive loss — both at Arrowhead Stadium. Mahomes, who was selected two spots ahead of Watson in the 2017 draft, finished with 273 yards passing and three touchdowns, though he also threw his first interception of the season. Star wide receiver Tyreek Hill returned to action for the first time since Week 1, when he broke his collarbone, to catch five passes for 80 yards and two of the Chiefs' scores. SEAHAWKS 32, BROWNS 28 CLEVELAND (AP) — Chris Carson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:30 left, Russell Wilson threw two TD passes and ran for one and Seattle rallied past mistake-prone Cleveland, improving to 3-0 on the road for the first time in 39 years. The Seahawks (5-1) gave up touchdowns on Cleveland's first three possessions before storming back. Wilson connected with Jaron Brown for two scores, and Seattle's cool quarterback scampered 16 yards for a TD. The Seahawks last won their first three road games in 1980, when they went 4-12. The Browns (2-4) were hurt by their own miscues. They couldn't overcome four turnovers, a blocked punt or quarterback Baker Mayfield's hip injury and fell to 0-3 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mayfield threw three interceptions, raising his NFL-leading total to 11. Trying to bring the Browns back late, Mayfield, who went to the locker room in the third quarter to be evaluated, was picked off by Seattle's K.J. Wright with 2:41 remaining. SAINTS 13, JAGUARS 6 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater found Jared Cook for a 4-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, and New Orleans held on to beat Jacksonville and improve to 4-0 without injured starter Drew Brees. Coming off a 300-yard, four-touchdown performance against Tampa Bay, Bridgewater was less effective against the Jaguars (2-4). But he did enough for New Orleans' defense. Gardner Minshew was sacked twice, hurried often and threw his first interception as a starter. The rookie sensation completed 14 of 29 passes for 163 yards and was held without a touchdown for the first time this season. Bridgewater was 24 of 36 passing for 240 yards for the Saints (5-1). Michael Thomas had eight receptions for 89 yards, and Alvin Kamara finished with 31 yards rushing while playing through an ankle injury. 49ERS 20, RAMS 7 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 243 yards and ran for a touchdown, and San Francisco remained unbeaten with a dominant defensive performance against struggling Los Angeles. George Kittle had eight catches for 103 yards for the Niners (5-0), who held Los Angeles' once-unstoppable offense to 157 yards in coach Kyle Shanahan's first victory over Rams coach Sean McVay in a game in which both of these NFC West rivals were playing their starters. These longtime coaching colleagues' teams are going in opposite directions after this one-sided showdown at the Coliseum. San Francisco used its possession offense and a sturdy defense to stay alongside New England as the NFL's only unbeaten teams, while the Rams (3-3) are on their first three-game losing streak of McVay's 2½-year tenure. Tevin Coleman rushed for an early touchdown for San Francisco, while Garoppolo was mostly effective despite two turnovers. The Niners didn't score a touchdown in the final 27 minutes, but they're off to their fourth 5-0 start in franchise history, and their first since 1990. JETS 24, COWBOYS 22 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold gave the Jets' struggling offense a huge boost by throwing two touchdown passes in his return from mononucleosis, and New York held on to beat Dallas for its first win of the season. The Jets led 21-9 in the fourth quarter, but Dak Prescott and the top-ranked Cowboys offense stormed back — and had a chance to tie in the closing moments. Prescott ran for a 4-yard touchdown with 43 seconds left, making it a two-point game. Going for the tie, Prescott dropped back and was quickly met by a blitzing Jamal Adams and his pass on the conversion try fell short of Jason Witten in the end zone. The Cowboys (3-3) tried an onside kick, but Demaryius Thomas recovered for the Jets (1-4), who won for the first time under coach Adam Gase. It was the third straight loss for Dallas. Darnold, who missed three games while recovering from mononucleosis, finished 23 of 32 for 338 yards — including a 92-yard touchdown toss to Robby Anderson and a 5-yarder to Ryan Griffin. VIKINGS 38, EAGLES 20 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw to Stefon Diggs for three of his four touchdowns, racking up a season-high 333 passing yards as Minnesota ravaged Philadelphia's secondary. Diggs scored on plays in the first half that covered 51 and 62 yards, becoming the first player since Randy Moss in 2000 to post two touchdown receptions of 50-plus yards in one game for the Vikings (4-2). His most important catch came late in the third quarter, a double toe tap in the back of the end zone from 11 yards out that pushed the lead to 11 points after Carson Wentz and the Eagles (3-3) had pulled within 24-20 with 17 straight points. Cousins went 22 for 29 with one sack and one interception on a deflected ball. The Eagles have been badly missing starting cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Avonte Maddox, and Cousins took full advantage with a first half that looked at times like passing drills against the scout team. RAVENS 23, BENGALS 17 BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson ran for a career-high 152 yards and a touchdown, threw for 236 yards and guided Baltimore past hapless Cincinnati. Jackson carried 19 times, including three kneel-downs, and finished tantalizingly short of Michael Vick's single-game record of 173 yards rushing by a quarterback. Jackson now has three career 100-yard rushing games, tied with Billy Kilmer for most by a quarterback in his first two seasons since 1950. Regardless of where Jackson went, the Bengals (0-6) were usually a step behind. Jackson was also adept when throwing, going 21 for 33 without an interception. Cincinnati jumped on top when Brandon Wilson took the opening kickoff 92 yards for a score, but Jackson responded quickly. Baltimore (4-2) finished with 497 yards of offense, and the Ravens retained sole possession of first place in the AFC North. PANTHERS 37, BUCCANEERS 26 LONDON (AP) — Christian McCaffrey scored two touchdowns and Carolina turned five interceptions by Jameis Winston into 17 points as the Panthers beat Tampa Bay. After starting the season with two straight losses with hobbled Cam Newton at quarterback, the Panthers (4-2) have been on a roll with Kyle Allen at quarterback thanks to McCaffrey's big plays and an opportunistic defense that had a franchise record-tying seven takeaways on the day. Both of those factors came up big on Carolina's first trip to London in front of a large contingent of Panthers fans for what was designated as a home game for the Bucs (2-4). Winston did most of his damage after the game got out of hand late, throwing for 400 yards with a 10-yard TD pass to Cameron Brate in the fourth quarter that gave him 100 touchdown passes in his career. REDSKINS 17, DOLPHINS 16 MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Terry McLaurin caught two touchdown passes and Washington stopped Miami's two-point conversion attempt with 6 seconds left in a matchup between winless teams. Adrian Peterson more than doubled his season rushing total with 118 yards for Bill Callahan in his first game as interim coach. Washington intercepted Josh Rosen twice and sacked him five times before he was benched at the start of the fourth quarter with the Dolphins trailing 17-3. Rosen's replacement, Ryan Fitzpatrick, sparked a rally and led two touchdown drives, including a 75-yard march that began with 2:02 left. But after Fitzpatrick hit DeVante Parker for an 11-yard score to cut the deficit to one point, rookie coach Brian Flores decided to go for two. Running back Kenyan Drake dropped Fitzpatrick's quick pass with several defenders between him and the goal line. Washington (1-5) looked like a different team after firing coach Jay Gruden, but the caliber of the opposition had something to do with that. The Dolphins (0-5) remained winless under Flores but helped their chances of securing the No. 1 draft pick in April. BRONCOS 16, TITANS 0 DENVER (AP) — Denver's swarming defense sent Marcus Mariota to the bench and Tennessee to its fourth loss in five games. The Broncos (2-4) had seven sacks in a game for the first time since their 2015 Super Bowl season and they picked off three passes. Chris Harris Jr. and Justin Simmons intercepted Mariota, who was sacked three times and was replaced by Ryan Tannehill after Simmons' interception led to a 2-yard touchdown run by Phillip Lindsay that made it 13-0. Tannehill was sacked four times and picked off by Kareem Jackson on Tennessee's final drive, which reached the Denver 5-yard line before two offensive penalties and a sack pushed the Titans back to the 30-yard line. Both Denver and Tennessee (2-4) were 2 of 14 on third down, leading to 17 punts. CARDINALS 34, FALCONS 33 GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns and Arizona built a big lead over Atlanta, lost it, and then rallied to win. Atlanta looked like it would tie the game with 1:53 left after Matt Ryan hit Devonta Freeman on a 12-yard touchdown pass, but 44-year-old Matt Bryant missed left on the extra point, and the Cardinals ran out the clock from there. The Cardinals (2-3-1) took a 34-27 lead with 5:12 remaining on David Johnson's 14-yard touchdown catch from Murray. Johnson made a great adjustment to his route on the slightly underthrown ball, catching the ball between two defenders. The Cardinals won at home for the first time since last Oct. 28. The Falcons (1-5) have lost four straight games......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 14th, 2019Related News

Britain s Johnson pushes for last-ditch Brexit deal

LONDON, United Kingdom – Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to brief his ministers Sunday, October 13, on progress in Britain's last-ditch efforts to strike a new Brexit agreement with the European Union . Negotiators went behind closed doors for intensive talks in Brussels after Johnson outlined a new ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2019Related News

Famous last words

I recently came across a story about super WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s latest victim Keith Thurman written by John Dennen in Boxing News, a weekly London trade publication that’s been around since 1909, longer than The Ring Magazine which made its debut on the shelves in 1922......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 13th, 2019Related News

Britain s Brexit talks with EU appear on verge of collapse

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union appeared to be on the verge of collapse on Tuesday, October 8, with Brussels accusing London of intransigence and threatening the bloc's future. Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said a deal was ........»»

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Beatles classic Abbey Road tops charts again after 50 years

LONDON, United Kingdom – Classic Beatles album Abbey Road is back at number one in Britain half a century after its first release, with the band breaking their own record for the longest gap between stints at the top of the charts. The band's final studio album ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 5th, 2019Related News

Prince Harry extends privacy claims against UK media

LONDON, UK – Prince Harry has begun legal action against more British tabloid newspapers, media and one of the publishing groups concerned said Friday, October 4, days after slamming the press for coverage of his wife . (READ:  Harry, Meghan sue newspaper over 'privacy breach' ) "We can confirm that a claim has been issued by the ........»»

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PayPal close to quitting Facebook s Libra project – Financial Times

LONDON, United Kingdom – Online money-transfer group PayPal is on the verge of quitting Facebook's planned digital currency Libra after failing to attend a key meeting of backers, the Financial Times reported Friday, October 4. Citing people familiar with the event, the FT said PayPal was the only backer among 28 ........»»

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Harry, Meghan sue newspaper over privacy breach

LONDON, United Kingdom – Prince Harry recalled the hounding of his late mother Diana to denounce media treatment of his wife Meghan Markle, as the couple launched legal action against a British tabloid for invasion of privacy. The couple, currently on tour in southern Africa with their first child Archie ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 2nd, 2019Related News

Cardiff to appeal over Emiliano Sala transfer payment

LONDON, United Kingdom – Cardiff said on Wednesday, October 2, they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against FIFA's decision to make them pay Nantes the first installment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala. The world governing body this week ordered Cardiff to pay French club Nantes ........»»

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UK launches probe of Thomas Cook auditors as foreign branches collapse

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain launched an investigation on Tuesday, October 1, into the auditors who signed off on accounts for the now-bankrupt holiday giant Thomas Cook , as the company's French branch went into receivership and its Belgian division collapsed. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said in a statement that it ........»»

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Titanic shipyard rescued from bankruptcy

LONDON, United Kingdom – Iconic Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff, which built the Titanic , has been rescued from bankruptcy by InfraStrata, the British energy infrastructure company announced Tuesday, October 1. The giant of Northern Ireland's industrial past has been purchased for £6.0 million ($7.4 million, 6.8 million euros) ........»»

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Khashoggi suspects made chilling jokes before killing – reports

LONDON, United Kingdom – Saudi operatives suspected of killing the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country's Istanbul consulate were heard joking and talking about dismemberment before his arrival, according to secret tapes heard by UN investigators. Helena Kennedy, a British lawyer assisting the UN probe into Khashoggi's death, said recordings ........»»

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WATCH LIVE: Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League game

MANILA, Philippines – Tottenham is determined to bounce back from its lackluster UEFA Champions League opening game draw, but will be up for a challenge against Group B leader Bayern Munich on Tuesday, October 1 (Wednesday, October 2, 2:45 am, Philippine time) at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.  The Spurs blew ........»»

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Titanic shipyard rescued from bankruptcy

London, United Kingdom AFP — Iconic Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff, which built the Titanic, has been rescued from bankruptcy by InfraStrata, the British energy infrastructure company announced Tuesday. The giant of Northern Ireland’s industrial past has been purchased for £6.0 million ($7.4 million, 6.8 million euros) from administrators BDO, InfraStrata said in a statement. […] The post Titanic shipyard rescued from bankruptcy appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 1st, 2019Related News

PH Companies Win Maritime Industry Awards

Two Philippine companies were recognized during the 2019 Safety at Sea Awards (SASA) on 10 September 2019 at the London Marriott Hotel. Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc (PTC) was named Maritime Employer of the Year for its unwavering commitment in maintaining excellent working practices while at the same time ensuring the safety and security of its […].....»»

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Kidnapping complainant vs Trillanes accused of duping overseas Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – A London-based Filipina alleged that the woman who filed a kidnapping complaint against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV extorted almost P200,000 from her and other people with links to supporters of the opposition. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is now investigating the kidnapping complaint of Davao ........»»

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Liverpool, Man City helped by goalkeeper errors in EPL wins

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press It was a day of goalkeeping blunders in the English Premier League. Liverpool and Manchester City, seemingly set for another duel for the title, benefited from two of them in hard-fought away wins on Saturday. Liverpool eked out a 1-0 victory at Sheffield United but only after home goalkeeper Dean Henderson let a volley from the edge of the area by Georginio Wijnaldum slip through his arms and legs in the 70th minute. That's seven straight wins to open the campaign for Liverpool, and 16 in a row in the league stretching back to March. Two more and the Reds will equal the top-flight record set by City in 2017. City, meanwhile, was drawing 1-1 against Everton and dipping below its usual high level when Riyad Mahrez took aim with a free kick in the 72nd minute. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford should have had it covered but the ball went under his hand and crept inside the far post, before Raheem Sterling wrapped up a 3-1 win with a late goal. The gap between Liverpool and second-place City stayed at five points. West Ham, in third spot, is a further four points adrift. Capping a forgettable day for goalkeepers, Tottenham's Hugo Lloris was dispossessed near his own line to concede a goal against Southampton. His teammates rescued him by winning 2-1 despite playing with 10 men for an hour, lifting the side to fourth. TOP TWO DIG IN Neither Liverpool nor City was at their fluent best, but still found ways to win. It is not yet October and they are already pulling clear of the rest. Liverpool, in particular, was put off its game by the intensity and work rate of Sheffield United before Henderson's mistake cost the promoted side. Henderson is on loan from Man United, traditionally Liverpool's fiercest rival. It was just a second clean sheet in the league for Liverpool, which kept a league-high 21 last season. "Eight times 1-0 is more important than one time 8-0," said Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, referring to City's massive win by that score against Watford last weekend. City never reached those heights against Everton, though Kevin De Bruyne excelled once again, collecting his eighth assist in the league with a curling cross headed home by Gabriel Jesus. Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalized for Everton, which forced City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes into some smart saves. "They are on an incredible run," City manager Pep Guardiola said of Liverpool. "They don't drop points and they win well. We know it, the players know it. It is not easy." DEFIANT SPURS Lloris' mistake was probably the worst of the day. The France captain collected the ball near his line, dithered and tried to beat Southampton striker Danny Ings with a deft turn. Ings dispossessed Lloris and the ball rolled into the net, leaving the score 1-1 after Tanguy Ndombele's early goal. By that stage, Tottenham was also a man down after the 31st-minute red card to Serge Aurier for two bookings but Mauricio Pochettino's team still prevailed, Harry Kane finishing a flowing move in the 43rd to make it 2-1. Spurs have had a difficult start to the season — losing on penalties to fourth-tier Colchester in the League Cup in midweek — but they are still in the Champions League places. WEST HAM FLYING Doing even better than Tottenham, somewhat surprisingly, is West Ham. A 2-2 draw at Bournemouth, earned by left back Aaron Cresswell's 74th-minute equalizer, lifted West Ham to third. The London team's only loss came on the opening weekend, a 5-0 hammering by Man City. It was Cresswell's second goal in as many games. He also curled in a free kick in a win against Manchester United last weekend. HOME WIN FOR CHELSEA Chelsea finally kept a clean sheet this season, and it earned Frank Lampard a first home win in the league since his return as manager. Jorginho converted a penalty and Willian scored with a deflected shot as Chelsea beat Brighton 2-0 with both goals coming in the second half. It was the ninth straight league loss for Brighton against Chelsea — an English record run for most games played, and lost, against one opponent. Lampard had two draws and a loss in his first three league games at home following his return to Chelsea, where he is the all-time top scorer. STILL BOTTOM Watford will head into October still without a league win. Wolverhampton Wanderers consigned Watford to a fifth loss in seven games by winning 2-0 at Molineux thanks to an effort from Matt Doherty and an own-goal by Daryl Janmaat. Watford has two points and was on the end of an 8-0 thrashing by Man City last weekend. In the other two games, Burnley equalized twice in a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa, and Crystal Palace won 2-0 at home to Norwich......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 29th, 2019Related News

Leclerc takes 4th straight pole at Russian GP, Hamilton 2nd

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Charles Leclerc clinched his fourth straight pole position and championship leader Lewis Hamilton was second in qualifying at Formula One's Russian Grand Prix on Saturday. Leclerc finished 0.402 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Leclerc's Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel third fastest at the Sochi Autodrome. Hamilton is bidding for his first win since the summer break and his Mercedes team is often the dominant force in Russia, having won all of the five races staged here. Hamilton is 65 points ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in his quest for a sixth world title, but looks to have his work cut out against Leclerc. Alex Albon crashed out of qualifying. The London-born Thai spun at the slow-speed Turn 13 before slamming into the barriers. The driver was unhurt. Vettel finished ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen but the Dutch driver will be bumped back five places following a grid penalty for changes to his engine. Ferrari, winless in the opening half of the season, is now the team to beat as it seeks a fourth consecutive victory. While Vettel ended his 13-month losing streak in Singapore last weekend, it is Leclerc who continues to impress in his opening season with the Scuderia. This marked his sixth pole this season and it is also the 10th straight round Leclerc has out-qualified Vettel, the four-time world champion, who was 0.425 slower in qualifying. "It definitely feels great to be back on pole," said Leclerc, who became the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher to claim four straight poles. Leclerc is 96 points behind Hamilton in the championship, with a total of only 156 to play for in the remaining six races. Hamilton has not been on pole since the German Grand Prix in July, a streak of five races, but was delighted to have split the Ferraris with his final effort. "I gave it everything I could in the end and I am so glad it came together," Hamilton said. "I wasn't expecting to be on the front row so I am really happy." Bottas finished fifth in qualifying. The Finn will join Vettel on the second row following Verstappen's penalty. Earlier Saturday, McLaren said the team will be powered by Mercedes from 2021, ending its association with Renault at the end of the 2020 campaign. The long-term agreement will run until at least 2024......»»

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